Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beyonce Might Be Wearing These At Super Bowl Half-Time Party!

You've heard of the saying, "Go big or go home!".

When it comes to long, thick, beautiful lashes, Beyonce does just that.

And although we are all curious if the pop diva will sing LIVE during Super Bowl Half-Time, we are also going to be watching what she's wearing and how her makeup looks. And Beyonce never disappoints.

When it comes to eye makeup, the lovely singer wants her lashes front + center. Maybe that's why she grabs these 2 beauty products to show off envious eyelashes, according to Bey's makeup artist Wei Lang:

Velour Mink Lashes 'Are Those Real' (on SALE for $29.99! 50% off, at Velourlashes). Yes...actual fur false lashes!! Wei claims that Beyonce LOVES mink lashes so much, that she buys these in BULK.

And the pop superstar also stays loyal to the L'Oreal beauty brand she represents. So when it comes to heavenly mascara, she reaches for L'Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara ($7.94, at Walmart).

Who can blame her? The rich, thick formula lets lashes pop!!

Good luck to Beyonce at Super Bowl Sunday! All the best. And we'll be eyeing your eye makeup, Bey!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

You Know You Need Them: A Good Pair Of Rain Boots

Damp, rainy, snowy, icy weather got you down?
And you have to go out but don't want to ruin your leather footwear?
Then you know what you need. Seriously, we all should have a good pair of rain boots. You don't have to spend $200 for a Coach pair, although those are really cute.
We found rain boots online all over the place. And inexpensive, too.
Sperry Topside Pelican Rain Boot ($31.00, on sale! At These leopard cuties come in tons of colors. And FREE shipping!

Dirty Laundry Raincheck Rain Boots ($41.30, on sale! At Gotta love the wedge heel and lace-up shaft.

Bamboo PADINTON-01 Hunter Inspired Rubber Knee High Rain Boot ($33. At A tall, classic riding boot style.

There's a great rain boot out there for every girl's lifestyle and fashion sense.

Let's kick it!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Patent Leather And Windex Go Hand In Hand

Here's a great fashion shoe tip, because you know you need one, every now and then.

Okay, what does classic patent leather have in common with Windex Glass Cleaner Spray?

Hmmm. Everyone has a bottle of clear blue Windex at home, even if you hate doing windows.
Windex knows how to deliver a gorgeous shiny reflection, and that's exactly what patent leather shoes and accessories are famous for.
So, when your pretty patents need some tender loving care, reach for the bottle of Windex, spritz some on, and wipe off.
Windex glass cleaner is super safe on patent leather. It won't streak, and WILL bring back that glorious glossy finish!
How's that for a cheap fashion shoe tip!
By the way, these adorable patent pumps come courtesy of Forever 21:

Pointed Patent Pumps ($24.80).
Perforated Floral Patent Pumps ($29.80).

Monday, January 28, 2013

January Jones Admits That Staying Blonde Has Taken Its Beauty Toll

"I have been every color and now my hair is falling out in clumps," actress January Jones told British magazine Grazia Daily.

And that's why you saw a teased and sprayed up pompadour do for the Mad Men star at last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards. Nonetheless, she still looked stunning.

We have to admire the pretty actress for being so open and honest with the public. Most Hollywood celebrities would never share a big beauty problem with the world. That is usually kept hidden.

But January Jones admits it's the dyeing process that has done a number on her locks:

"I have been every color and now my hair is falling out in clumps," she admitted. "I’m going to have to shave it off and wear a wig."

January says she prefers being blonde, because her little son recognizes her as 'Mommy' in that shade of color.

We've all learned how damaging dyeing, highlighting and bleaching are to our hair and its internal or cellular structure. These processes weaken the strands, causing splits, breakage and even fall-out.

The ammonia and peroxide in permanent dyes ruin the hair cuticle.

Take a look at this YouTube vid for coloring basics.

The beauty lesson we can learn from January Jones' bad hair day is this:

Coloring hair does damage.
The lighter you go, the higher the upkeep and deeper the damage.
Conditioner is key, along with frequent hair trims.

Other than that, a lot of women color their hair. Sure, we all run into hair catastrophes, but we survive.  As the L'Oreal slogan sums it up best:

"Because we're worth it."

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pregnant Duchess Goes Gap For Stylish Jeggings--Well, Almost!

The Duchess of Cambridge was out and about the streets of London yesterday, heading into a GAP store for a pair of leggings that look like tight jeans. In other words, pregnant Kate was in the market for some jeggings, so says People magazine:

"She was looking for jeggings, which are jeans that look like leggings, as she said she liked very skinny jeans," a source says. "She didn't buy anything as she couldn't find the right leg length."

The GAP calls their jeggings, legging jeans. It can get a bit confusing. But we have a couple pictured below.

Too bad the most famous pregnant woman around the world didn't check out She could find the TALL girls lengths there. A pair of GAP jeggings will set you back at least $70, as show in the photos here.

Kate is barely showing a baby bump these days. The most recent photo depicts the pregnant duchess at a public event in our top pic. That was snapped less than a month ago, we believe.

Kate is a style icon, and appears determined to keep that title. She's going to keep wowing us all with her fab fashion choices for the full term and beyond!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

How Gorgeous Celebrities Stay Cellulite Free For Red Carpet Nights

We've done a ton of articles here about cellulite. And although we've learned that you can't blast away the dimpled fat CAN lessen cellulite's appearance and prevent further advancement of this common skin condition for girls only.

We love to hear about effective products that can diminish the appearance of cellulite, or at least make it disappear for a few hours.

Take a look below. This cellulite buster is adored by red carpet beauties such as Rihanna, Gwyneth, and Cate:

Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion ($30.95, at

So....why is this cellulite product better than most?

It tightens, firms and lets you GLOW all over your body.
And it comes in 5 sheer shades that can make each skin tone look downright prtty, so to speak.

Plain. Light. Medium. Dark. Deep Dark.

Just massage Prtty Peashun Skin Tight Body Lotion where you want to radiate and show off smooth, firm tone.

Check out this video with Gina Pell, Joyus host. She makes us want to buy a vat of this cellulite-busting body lotion.

Gina says the Prtty Peashun"almost feels like liquid latex."

Oh, wow. We want some!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Supermodel Rosie Claims Her Beauty Is All In The Green

Most people would argue that the good looks of supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley come mainly from a superb set of genetics.
Well, could there be a little something else that gives this great Victoria's Secret model perfect skin + hair?
Maybe a little blue-green algae, or chlorella, to be exact?!

Look at the recent Twitter photo of Rosie sipping from her cup of green juice.

The 25-year-old beauty sent the photo to fans in high praise of the 'delicious green juice' which she describes as 'a great way to start the day.'

Rosie looks gorgeous from head-to-toe. So, let's take a peek at the health benefits of chlorella:

Chlorella is packed with a powerhouse of important nutrients. It's full of protein + iron. It also lets you sleep better, gives you a boost of energy, and builds strong hair, nails and flawless skin.

Rosie likes mixing the Chlorella powder into her green juice.

We found some Chlorella powder here. We've never tried it, so we are assuming that it is an acquired taste.

Bottoms up!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wavy Shoulder Length Celebrity Bobs Hot For Winter 2013!!

Glamorous celebrities are bringing their bob game into 2013!

The wavy, shoulder-length bob hairstyle is a HOT trend for winter 2013.

Some ladies are opting to do the fake bob, by pinning their hair under, like reality star Joanna Krupa of the 'Real Housewives of Miami.'

We think Joanna looks gorg with her platinum do. It's a sophisticated look and NEVER goes out of style. Looks very Marilyn Monroe here.
Style Icon Nicole Richie also went in for a sexy new cut and showed it off on her Instagram yesterday.
We're dying to see the final cut. We like the lovely beach-y waves she's got going here!
And then we have actress Nicole Kidman always at the beauty and fashion forefront with her new, wavy shoulder-length bob as seen at the Golden Globes recently
We thought Nicole was faking us out with a rolled and pinned under bob like Joanna's, but she says she had it cut to try something new.
All 3 celebrities look modern and pretty with the wavy bob trend.

We advise buying a good can of styling mouse to get you on your way. And remember---
bobs can be cut + styled a zillion ways. Check out this YouTube vid.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Drew Barrymore's New Makeup Line: Coming Up Roses.....Er...Flower!

Actress Drew Barrymore is in a really good place these days. She's in married-in-love, a new mom to baby Olive, and thrilled about her very affordable new makeup line.

So, yeah....'Everything's coming up roses,' as the old saying reveals. In this's all about Flower.

Flower is the name of Drew's makeup line. And you can find it stocked exclusively at Walmart. The entire line should be available by the end of the month.

We caught the adorable actress, producer, director, cooking on 'The Chew' this afternoon. Drew was wearing makeup from from her new cosmetics line. Flower offers lips, nails, face and eyes makeup.

In fact, we saw lots of lip colors at the Walmart website. A nice variety. Here's a tube for only $6.98. This one's Rosebud, a gorgeous shade that Drew appears to be wearing a lot, lately:
'I think it could last, and my daughter could work on it someday,' the 37-year-old Barrymore says. 'I think I've earned the right to do it, after so many years working with Cover Girl, and I've been in a makeup chair since I was six.'

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First Lady Michelle's Do Very Much Like Kerry Washington's Blunt Bangs

First Lady Michelle Obama appears to be channeling actress Kerry Washington with her brand new bangin' hairdo! Just sayin'.....

And it appears that the nation has fallen in love with Michelle's fab fringe, not to mention the stunning Jason Wu red chiffon and velvet halter-style gown she wore to the Inaugural Balls last night.

Okay....the hairstyle is NOT exactly a carbon copy, but we think FLOTUS' new do comes pretty close, and that's a big compliment to Kerry Washington, who just so happens to star in ABC's hit thriller 'Scandal.'
Gorgeous Kerry Washington plays the role of crisis manager Olivia Pope who is partly based on former George Bush administration press aide Judy Smith. By the way, 'Scandal' airs on Thursdays, ABC, 10/9C.
Kerry loves 'mixin' it up' when it comes to hairstyles.

The only 'bad thing' about bangs is the upkeep. We know, we wear bangs a lot! You become a high maintenance chick.  EVERY 2 weeks or so, you will need a trim.

Other than that---bangs let you look younger, and there's nothing bad about that!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Get Ready To Think Pink Eyeshadow In 2013!

You're either going to LOVE this very feminine pink eyeshadow trend, or HATE it.  We happen to ADORE pink eyeshadow, but then again, it is an acquired beauty look, and not always easy to pull off.

When chosen wisely, pink eyeshadow is girly, glam and elegant. When too much pink is in sitting on your lids, it can also be cheap-looking, clownish and sort of tacky.

So...where's the fine beauty line?!

We like Dior 'Cherie Bow' Dior Twin Set Eyeshadow in Ballerina Pink 840 ($30, at See the 2 photos above.So pretty! This look was all over the runways for Spring 2013.

Even actress Elle Fanning went for the pink eyeshadow trend at the Critics Choice Awards Show. We thought she kept everything else natural and soft, and pulled off the pink look quite effortlessly. Nice job!

The pink eyeshadow look is sophisticated when done properly, which is not always easy for all of us. Most of us are NOT celebrities with wonderful makeup artists ready to do their thing. But if the pink shadow is soft and not super bright, we think it's a beauty trend to try in 2013.

Are you ready to think pink?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Nashville's Hayden Panettiere: Lashes, Brows + Lips Tips!

'Nashville' star Hayden Panettiere keeps it pretty + polished when she's NOT on the red carpet. No false lashes for this blonde beauty.
The 23-year-old actress is a Neutrogena spokeswoman, so she's around a lot of nice makeup.

How Hayden Gets Glam Like the Girl-Next-Door, as recently revealed to US magazine:

1. Lashes. "I always do my lashes! Even if you don't have time for anything else, mascara makes your eyes stand out Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara ($6.74, at target).

2. Brows. "Defined brows help frame your face. I use the Ash Blonde shade."
Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil ($23, at,

3. Lips/Cheeks. "I love to use lip color as cream blush. It's the perfect pop of color--I just blot my lips with my index finger and dab the extra on the apples of my cheeks." Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm, in Sunny Berry ($8.99, at
Super beauty tips, Hayden! Thanks!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Will You Opt For Bangs Like FLOTUS In 2013?

We give First Lady Michelle Obama high praise for her banging new bangs!
FLOTUS has just celebrated her 49th birthday, and decided to choose a bob with bangs.
Everything she wears and does is copied by women all around the globe, so we will be curious as to how many Michelle fans opt for some pretty fringe in the coming days.
It takes guts to get bangs, because once they are cut---they're out there, and seem to take forever to grow back. That's why a lot of clever ladies select clip-in bangs, so if they don't like them, all they do is remove them in mere seconds. Kim Kardashian is famous for the 'Now you see them, now you don't bangs.'. Those are clip-ins, obviously. But this time, Kim K has gone and cut in REAL bangs.
The elegant First Lady has always been courageous try out a number of new dos. And with killer cheeks like hers, she can get away with a lot of different styles. Take a look:
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan had a little fun this morning, trying on their own set of Michelle Obama bangs.

Bangs do GREAT beauty things for everyone:
1. Bangs allow you to look younger.
2. Bangs hide a high forehead.
3. Bangs take away forehead wrinkle lines when you're wearing them.
4. Bangs bring all the attention on your eyes and the contours of your cheeks.
5. Bangs help disguise too thin brows, giving you the illusion of natural, fuller brows.

Bangs are cool!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wrangler Aims To Smooth Away Cellulite With New Spa Jeans

Okay, we ain't buying into this one-----Anti-cellulite jeans.

Or should we?

You've probably heard about Wrangler's new Spa jeans, a line of 'moisturizing jeans that will be sold for $136 a pair in February?! The skinny jeans will be available in 3 finishes: Aloe Vera, Olive Extract and Smooth Legs.

And there's Lizzie, Mick Jagger's model daughter who's behind the new jeans sensation, posing in a pair. She and Wrangler have teamed up to help women everywhere, walking around in smooth, cool fabric, designed to battle the dimpled skin of cellulite, a common skin condition most women have, even slender, famous gals.

"They definitely feel cooler than regular jeans," Lizzie Jagger says in an online promotional film. "After a day wearing them, my legs feel great -- they come out feeling more silky than usual."

Oh, brother.....Here we go, again. We don't mean to be a 'Debbie Downer,', but you CANNOT get rid of cellulite PERMANENTLY....But you CAN improve it's appearance and prevent further cellulite advancement. Will these new Spa jeans help in that regard? Well, according to Wrangler + Lizzie, the jeans contain caffeine, algae and retinol, which can make cellulite less noticeable in a temporary way.

The new jeans reportedly 'last for up to 95 wears.' But you MUST purchase a spray formula after the first 15 wears to keep your legs feeling silky smooth.

By the way, the Huffington Post says that Spa Jeans can be bought on starting Jan. 28. Anyone buying this? So to speak.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Emmy Rossum's Diet + Fitness Tips For A Healthy Body

Maybe you caught adorable Emmy Rossum on NBC's New York Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, last night. She looked stunning as usual. And you can see more of the young actress on the February cover of Self magazine, at newsstands soon.

Sure, she is slender to begin with, but she doesn't appear to be obsessed with wanting to be reed-thin. In fact, she had to shed a tiny 6 lbs. from her small frame for a new movie role. But she just didn't diet it away. Emmy worked out a lot, and had this interesting look at body image, as she told Self mag:

"Right now I'm probably in the best shape that I've ever been in, although I don't consider "best shape" to necessarily mean the skinniest," she explained.

"I've been fatter and I've been skinnier than I am right now, but I'm more at peace than ever."

The diet was tough, as she was limited to only 1,500 calories a day, but she found healthy ways to cheat 2 days a week:

"I'd eat a steak and fries, an ice cream sundae and then go to Pinkberry. Of course, then I'd wake up the next morning and go, 'Oh, great, I'm eating one poached egg and a green apple. Shoot me in the face.' But it was totally worth it. Now I can gain back those 6 pounds that I had lost to do the movie."

Emmy Rossum proves that everyone has to work-out to get a good body:

"When I want to drop weight quickly, I cut back on my cardio and do a lot of weights instead," she said.

  "I also cut out all fruit and eat a lot of protein and vegetables. My go-to moves are walking lunges, leg raises, and my favorite: four sets of 15 ballet pli├ęs, holding 8-pound weights."

We do the ballet plies holding 7 lb. weights in each hand. These plies really WORK!
Great for the butt!

See the photo below. Now, assume the position and hold the 2 weights down by your sides.  So, you are bending, and rising. If you're doing it correctly the legs + butt will feel it. Hope that explains it!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

How To Get Skinny In 2013 The Padma Lakshmi Way

Top Chef's stunning TV hostess Padma Lakshmi has a skinny cocktail designed to keep her slim+fit.

And she's sharing her beauty tip with all of us.
It's not what you think. We wish there were alcohol in it, but this skinny girl cleansing juice is all healthy and so simple to concoct. So, here it is!
'Before each meal, I drink a tall glass of my cleansing juice to jump-start my metabolism.'

'Simply combine 2 ounces of pure, unsweetened cranberry juice, 6 ounces of water, and 1 packet of Emergen-C in the flavor of your choice.
'While I don’t necessarily believe in pure juice cleanses, this recipe helps me stay on track.'

So, there it is! And  the fomer model and mom of an adorable little girl looks in great shape!

Being on Bravo's hit cooking reality show offers lots of yummy benefits in the way of tasting some wonderful cuisine, but the show can also pack on the lbs. for Padma. So she revealed these healthy tips on her official blog.

Padma also chants her way to skinny:

 'No meat, no sweets, no wheat, no cheese, no alcohol, no fried food.'

‘I followed this regimen for the entire month of October and managed to lose weight without any exercise,' she  says.

'The guidelines are very strict—you can’t eat even a crumb of toast—but it’s a healthy and mindful way to lose weight in a small time frame.'

Padma adds that white meat, such as fish, turkey, or chicken breast are okay to eat.
'Small amounts of potatoes or rice are also fine, but it should be kept to a minimum. If you follow this poem for the entire month of January, not only will you feel clearheaded but you will also most certainly lose weight,' she wrote.

Read more here. Would you give Padma's skinny girl cocktail cleanse a go?

Monday, January 14, 2013

How To Get Glam Old Hollywood Hair From The People's Choice Awards

Glam old Hollywood hair was right front+ center at the People's Choice Awards Show last evening!

Sexy, wavy hair swept to one side was the prettiest accessory to hit the red carpet.

And gorgeous celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, and Megan Fox all wore it beautifully. All 3 are hot mamas, by the way, with Megan have given birth to baby Noah back on Sept. 27th.

If you would like to achieve the glam old Hollywood hair looks that these delicious divas were showing off last night, then you will need a few beauty things:

1.Cortex 4-in-1 Clipless Curling Iron Set ($99.99, at This amazing curler lets you create very loose, sexy waves to spring-y ringlets.
2. Hairbrush.
3. Hair Wax.
4. Hairspray
If you would like some glam waves guidance, watch this excellent YouTube tutorial by Mimi of